Students from three schools had a day to remember recently as former World Cup winner and England rugby captain Lawrence Dallaglio visited.
Delivering a series of masterclasses, talks and question and answer sessions, Dallaglio visited King Edward VI Academy and Eresby Special School in Spilsby, before moving on to appear at Skegness Grammar School.
He then oversaw a match between the Grammar and King Edward VI Academy’s under 14 rugby sides.
The visit formed part of a sports enrichment programme designed to engage pupils in sport, especially those with an interest and talent in a certain sport.
Simon Sprague, principal of Skegness Grammar School, said: “To meet and train with a real rugby hero is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It has been a fantastic day and one that will live long in the memory of many of our students.”
Dallaglio has also won the English league title, the European championship and was also a member of the inaugural World Cup Sevens winning squad and represented the British and Irish Lions on three tours.
He said: “Sport has the power to engage young people and have a profound impact on their lives. Working on behalf of the David Ross Foundation, it is a privilege to share the game of rugby, to teach core values of respect, teamwork, sportsmanship, and discipline in an enjoyable way. Through school visits and work with my own foundation I see how it helps children’s confidence, increasing their self-esteem and self-worth.”